Whenever there are car wrecks in Alabama, there may be multiple victims. Some could wind up with lifelong injuries while others could lose their lives. As authorities investigate each of the car wrecks that takes place in the state in the course of a year, they frequently discover that there are often more questions than answers at the outset of their inquiry.
For example, a couple was recently killed when the vehicle they were in collided with a truck. However, despite their deaths, they might not be the true victims of the incident in the eyes of the law. This is due to reports that suggest that the driver's decisions (e.g., one of the victims) may have been the impetus for the accident.
Specifically, witnesses to the accident, as well as those assigned to recreate the event, stated that the car (driven by either the husband or the wife) pulled into a lane being occupied by a truck. The truck then slammed into the side of the car. The force caused fatal internal injuries for both the husband and wife. The driver of the truck was also hurt in the crash and was transported to a local medical facility for treatment. There has been no report as to how serious his injuries were.
Evidence culled by Alabama investigators accustomed to studying car wrecks seems to indicate that the driver who died is at fault for the accident. Consequently, the truck driver would be within his rights to pursue a claim against the estate of the other driver. Any monies awarded to him, based upon actual proof of negligence, would help offset the costs associated with medical bills and other financial damages directly related to the crash.